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RENEW:

This Restorative/therapeutic Yoga practice is especially good for beginners and those with injuries like the very common "back pain". It helps to restore health, strength, or consciousness, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor, pertaining to rebuilding, repairing, or reforming.

A Restorative Therapeutic Yoga exhibits healing powers, serving to cure, mentally, physically, emotionally Therapeutic Yoga is often used with positive effects to treat back pain problems.




Monday 9:30 - 10:45 AM Renew Restorative Therapeutic Jamey Upstairs
Monday 7:15 - 8:30 PM Renew Restorative Therapeutic Chris Downstairs
Monday 7:30 - 8:45 PM Renew Restorative Therapeutic Doug Upstairs
Tuesday 9:15 - 10:30 AM Renew Restorative Therapeutic Chris Downstairs
Tuesday 9:30 - 10:45 AM Renew Restorative Therapeutic Jamey Upstairs
Tuesday 4:30 - 5:35 PM Renew Restorative Therapeutic Julianna Upstairs
Tuesday 6:00 - 7:05 PM Renew Restorative Therapeutic Julianna Upstairs
Wednesday 9:30 - 10:45 AM Renew Restorative Deserie Upstairs
Wednesday 6:00 - 7:05 PM Renew Restorative Therapeutic Jill Upstairs
Thursday 9:30 - 10:45 AM Renew Moderate Jamey Upstairs
Thursday 4:30 - 5:35 PM Renew Restorative Therapeutic Julianna Upstairs
Thursday 7:15 - 8:30 PM Renew Restorative Therapeutic Chris Downstairs
Friday 9:15 - 10:30 AM Renew Restorative Therapeutic Chris Downstairs
Friday 9:30 - 10:45 AM Renew Restorative Therapeutic Doug Upstairs
Friday 4:30 - 5:30 PM Renew Restorative Doug Upstairs
Saturday 9:15 - 10:30 AM Renew Restorative Therapeutic Chris Downstairs
Saturday 9:30 - 10:45 AM Renew Restorative Therapeutic Julianna Upstairs
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Renew Restorative Therapeutic Doug Downstairs





CLASSIC FLOW: Exploring the foundations of body, mind, and breath positions with emphasis on Classic postures. This is a great transition practice for anyone wanting to take more of a moderate level class. The postures are held a little less time than in a restorative class and longer than a flow. Combining classical yoga traditions with innovative refinements, this approach is marked by a great and even mix of stretch, strength, balance and mindfulness. A great style as a way to build strength, stamina and flexibility while cultivation a sense of peace and well-being.

Monday 9:15 - 10:45 AM Invigorate Classic Flow (85°) Elsa Downstairs
Monday 4:30 - 5:35 PM Invigorate Classic Flow Jill Upstairs
Monday 6:00 - 7:05 PM Invigorate Classic Flow Jill Upstairs
Tuesday 7:30 - 8:45 AM Invigorate Classic Flow Jill Downstairs
Tuesday 5:30 - 6:45 PM Invigorate Classic Flow Doug Downstairs
Tuesday 4:30 - 5:45 PM Invigorate Classic Flow Shannon Sunset Treasure Island
Tuesday 7:15 - 8:45 PM Invigorate Yoga Classic Flow + Swings Jill Downstairs
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:15 AM Invigorate Classic Flow Emily Sunrise Straub Park
Wednesday 4:30 - 5:35 PM Invigorate Classic Flow Jill Upstairs
Thursday 7:30 - 8:45 AM Invigorate Classic Flow Jill Upstairs
Thursday 9:15 - 10:30 AM Invigorate Classic Flow (85°) + Yoga Swing Elsa Downstairs
Thursday 4:30 - 5:45 PM Invigorate Classic Flow Shannon Sunset Treasure Island
Thursday 6:00 - 7:05 PM Invigorate Classic Flow Julianna Upstairs
Friday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Invigorate Yoga Classic Flow Gail Downstairs
Saturday 10:00 - 11:15 AM Invigorate Classic Flow Shannon Sunset Treasure Island
Saturday 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Invigorate Classic Flow Rob Upstairs
Sunday 9:30 - 10:45 AM Invigorate Classic Flow Julianna Upstairs




HOT YOGA: (See the HOT YOGA page)






IYENGAR YOGA:

The Iyengar basic principles of movement are compatible with current developments in the field of physical therapy and in other modern bodywork disciplines. Combining classical yoga traditions with innovative refinements, Mr. Iyengar’s approach is marked by dynamism and precision. Iyengar Yoga is unsurpassed as a way to build strength, stamina and flexibility while cultivation a sense of graceful peace and well-being.

In an Iyengar class, poses are typically held much longer than in other schools of yoga, so that practitioners can pay close attention to the precise muscular and skeletal alignment this system demands. Also specific to Iyengar, which is probably the most popular type of yoga practiced in the United States, his use of props, including belts, chairs, blocks, and blankets to help accommodate any special needs such as injuries or structural imbalances. For more information, visit www.iyisf.org.

WHO FOUNDED IT: Iyengar Yoga is a method of Hatha Yoga developed over a period of 60 years by B. K. S. Iyengar of Pune, India. He is ne of the worlds most acclaimed yoga masters. He is the author of Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, The Art of Yoga, The Tree of Yoga and Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He currently teaches with his daughter, Geeta and his son Prashant at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India.




MEDITATION (See the Meditation page):

Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.


Meditation is the ultimate technique and at the core of all the Yoga practices. This is part of Yoga’s system for waking up to your essence/potential.




NIDRA:

Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness also known as "yogic sleep." The Yoga Nidra state is most similar to that of deep dreamless sleep, with the notable difference that the person is fully awake. In addition, Yoga Nidra is also a practice conducive to entering the Nidra state. Through guided relaxation techniques and visualization, this practice aims to create a deeply relaxing state for exploration of latent consciousness.Yoga Nidra is a powerful practice that complements meditation and that can be helpful in noticing deep seated habitual patterns of action and thought. This class starts with a brief section of gentle stretches to release body tension in preparation for lying down in a restful position for most of the practice.



OUTDOOR CLASSES:

Treasure Island Beach
10400 Gulf Blvd Across from Publix

Tuesdays and Thursdays Sunset Yoga:
April through October 6:15 - 7:30pm
November through March 4:30 - 5:45pm

Saturdays - year round - 10:00 - 11:15am

Sunrise at North Straub Park
255 Beach Dr NE by the Banyan Tree
Wednesdays, April October 7:00am






STRONG/POWER YOGA:

Power Yoga's roots are from the Ashtanga Yoga tradition and is a rigorous workout that develops strength and flexibility while keeping students on the move. Power Yoga Is directed at creating the highest level of energy, vitality and freedom. It typically uses a string or flow of postures in a slower, more mindful and strength oriented approach. A Flow class will increase your heart rate, increase your strength and assist in weight loss and detoxifying.

Monday 5:30 - 6:45 PM Strengthen Power Flow Doug Downstairs
Tuesday 7:30 - 8:45 PM Strengthen Power Flow (85°) Doug Upstairs
Wednesday 9:15 - 10:45 AM Strengthen Power Flow + Swings Melanie Downstairs
Wednesday 7:30 - 8:45 PM Strengthen Power (85°) Melanie Upstairs
Thursday 5:30 - 6:45 PM Strengthen Power Flow Doug Downstairs
Thursday 7:30 - 8:45 PM Strengthen Power (85°) Doug Upstairs
Friday 5:30 - 7:00 PM Strengthen Aerial Swings Doug Downstairs
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:25 PM Strengthen Power (85°) + Swings Jamey Downstairs
Sunday 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Strengthen Power (85°) + Swings Adam Upstairs
Sunday 5:30 - 7:00 PM Strengthen Aerial Swings (85°) Jill Downstairs





PRANAYAMA:

Breath control. Although breathing is one of our involuntary bodily functions; pranayama (the science of breath) –consists of a series of exercises intended to bring more oxygen to the blood and to the brain and to control prana or the vital life energy in the body. Prana commonly translates as "air," "breath," "spirit," "life," "life force," "energy," "subtle energy," or "the upwards moving energy currents within the body." You will practice Pranayama techniques in every yoga class.




PRENATAL YOGA (See the Prenatal Yoga page):





RESTORATIVE YOGA: (See also Therapeutic Yoga)

Restorative Yoga helps to restore health, strength, or consciousness, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor, pertaining to rebuilding, repairing, or reforming.

A Restorative practice is especially good for beginners and those with injuries.





SLOW FLOW:
(See also Flow)

Slow Flow Yoga is a variation of Flow Yoga, which is aimed at integrating the actions of the breath, the body, the mind and the spirit. This type of practice emphasizes the breath as the element that guides, inspires and brings the poses to life. Interspersed with the poses there are pauses throughout the practice to observe clearly the effects of the practice. In addition to the integrative effects of this practice, the slow pace of movement facilitates a meditative approach to Yoga.




SWING YOGA:

Selected classes set aside 15-30 minutes for the Swing series of postures designed to further the benefits of the earlier traditional yoga class. Specifically, you will experience traction on the spine , shoulders, arms and legs. They are also wonderful for rebuilding stability in the joints; balancing hormones; lymphatic system and general circulation flushing. Don't be surprised if after a little practice you actually grow taller!

 

Monday 9:15 - 10:45 AM Invigorate Slow Flow (85°) Elsa Downstairs
Tuesday 7:15 - 8:45 PM Invigorate Aerial Swings Jill Downstairs
Wednesday 9:15 - 10:45 AM Strengthen Power Flow + Swings Melanie Downstairs
Thursday 9:15 - 10:30 AM Invigorate Slow Flow (85°) Elsa Downstairs
Friday 5:30 - 7:00 PM Strengthen Aerial Swings Doug Downstairs
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:25 PM Strengthen Flow + Swings Jamey Downstairs
Sunday 5:30 - 7:00 PM Strengthen Aerial Swings Jill Downstairs



 


THERAPEUTIC YOGA: (See also Restorative Yoga, Back Pain page, Prenatal Yoga page)

Therapeutic Yoga exhibits healing powers, serving to cure, mentally, physically, emotionally.

A Therapeutic practice is especially good for beginners and those with injuries. Therapeutic Yoga is often used with positive effects to treat back pain problems. (See also Back Pain page)

In addition, Therapeutic Yoga is also quite beneficial during pregnancy. (See also Prenatal Yoga page)

YOGA TRACTION THERAPY :

Specific sequences of postures, general techniques and safe gravity assisted tractions used by a Yoga Therapist to treat joint compression issues (most commonly issues of the spine). Unlike a message, chiropractic adjustment or a mechanical traction devise, Yoga Traction Therapy opens first the tight and bound musculature and connective tissue and then when traction is applied it is much more potent and sustaining.

Yoga Traction Therapy is applied to:

  • Back Pain Issues
  • Most Structural Misalignments
  • Spinal compressions
  • Herniated/Bulging Disks
  • Sciatica/Pinched Nerve
  • Disk Degeneration
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Hyper Kyphosis
  • Hyper Lordosis
  • Stenosis

WHO FOUNDED IT: Chris Acosta created over 20 years ago to first treat his many spine issues and has used it successfully on thousands of varied bodies.





 
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